Kwaito Star Brown Dash Dies

Brown Dash SOUTH African kwaito star Brown Dash died on Wednesday, according to friends.

The singer, who was born Siphiwe Mpamile, was 33.

The ‘Puff n’ Pass’ star had been unwell for several years. He spent three weeks in hospital last year after being diagnosed with pneumonia and had liquids drained from his lungs.

After rumours of the singer’s death swept through social networks shortly after 3PM local time, several of the singer’s friends confirmed he had died.
Kwaito kingpin Mandoza said on his Facebook: “Rest in Peace Brown Dash!”

Asked if news of Brown Dash’s death was true on Twitter, Kalawa Jazmee boss and Metro FM DJ Oscar Mdlongwa replied: “It’s true.”

Brown Dash – so named because of his love for brown car dashboards – shot to stardom in 2002 as the vocal talent that sang alongside the masked Mzekezeke who ruled the chats with the hit, ‘Sguqa Ngamadolo’.
Before that, Brown Dash had featured in Mapaputsi’s smash hit, ‘Izinja’.

In 2003, still signed to TS Records, he worked with producer DJ Cleo on his first single, ‘Puff ‘n Pass’.

He shortly followed this with his debut album, ‘Umthandazo Wabolova’ out of which dropped the hit, ‘Pants’Komthunzi Welanga’.

The album won him Best Kwaito at the 2005 SAMA Awards.

After his third album, ‘Dashboard, bombed in 2007, Brown Dash left TS Records acrimoniously amidst a financial dispute.

His last studio album, ‘Basck2Kasi’, failed to match the success of his earlier work but he maintained huge respect in the business, especially among his kwaito peers.

Source: NewZimbabwe

  1. Taunyana Mohlamme Reply

    Eish,life its so tough but amyway rest in peace we will always play ur song.

  2. phuti Reply

    robala ka kgotso ele d all star re d feditje re go binela.mabotlelo rea nwele,khutja thaka.pls arrange me place nxt to ur home in heaven as i will always wana b nxt to u living or dead.guxa

  3. phuti mamolele Reply

    when u wer on dis planet we used to dance nd drink heavy whisky,nw lets dance hosana nd say god is so loving to remember u so early b4 the end of dis world,lyk jesus hu was killd by judas b4 this world start to row wit aids,crime nd ada bad staff,gare guxeng magaesho ka phanzi e mthunzi we langa.mfana uzo hlala ui izinyoka,rest in peace mchana,may my condolence reach his family nd those hu loves u,eita lekwaito

  4. nombuso Reply

    i still cant believe he is really gone.i loved his music so much.and i remember one day he can to durban one time where i was working in 2004.i was so excited to see him i even took a picture with him.good talent gone too soon.RIP brown your music lives on.

  5. kholofelo Reply

    you were an icon, re ne re dula re ipotsa gore okae? fela modimo ne a go batla kgaufi le ena, ga go ka mokgwa re ganang le thato ya morena, robala ka kgotse Dash will forever stay my secret crash. tx for staying a respectful young man who never let fame run away with him. to your family take pride in having had him and loved him, in your hearts and memory he will forever be engraved. will carry him always

  6. Lerato Moitse Reply

    Rest in peace…we will always salute u!

  7. Reply

    Eish mfe2 re tla o gopola. O kile wa re bintsha kudu ka 2009 freshers ball @ u.l turfloop campus

  8. Xoliswa Simanga Reply

    I can’t believe he is gone but I know everything happen for a reason we will miss you gazi lam till we meet again phantsi womthinzi welanga miss u already the angels r waiting for you rest in in peace dude

  9. Pontsho Reply

    for what is worth Brown Dash is at peace now,no matter how much we can say sory or you will get better when one is sick,we cant take away the pain that one is feeling.Im just happy he made his last performence on the SAMAS doing what he loved the most,Ya man REST IN PEACE

  10. lady B Reply

    I can imagine what his family are goin through may his soul RIP Brown Dash you wil b alwys remembered …’THe Bible says ‘all those in the memorial tombs will come out ‘JOHN 5vs 28,29 ..

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